Medellin to Ipiales Bus
The travel from Medellin to Ipiales on the highway is at a distance of 550 mi (885 km) and takes about 16 hours. The terrestrial transportation company Expreso Bolivariano provides low-cost tickets and various schedules available for a greater comfort of the traveller. The company has a fleet of buses with different services, depending on the bus you choose. Ipiales has two other names quite curious: "bastion of freedoms" due to its history and dedication to freedom and "the city of the green clouds", due to the colour of the clouds on the twilight and the large green areas the city has. The average temperature of Ipiales is 54 °F (12 °C), so ti's highly recommended to take warm clothes, and raincoat, because unexpected rains can appear during your stay.
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Medellin is located at 1495 m a.s.l., just 261 mi (420 kms) away from the capital Bogota. It is known as "The eternal spring city" or the "mountain's capital" nicknames that reflect it's attractive weather. It's history stars a number of indigenous tribes that lived on the region since V b.c. The first contact between the spaniards and the people of the Valley of Aburrá happened in 1541, although due to the lack of precious minerals and the resistance from the locals, the area was initially abandoned.In 1616 Medellín was founded with the name of "Poblado de San Lorenzo". In 1826, Medellín was named as capital of the Antioquia department by the National Congress. Modern day Medellín is a prosperous city in constant industrial and social development.
Ipiale is a city located in the Department of Nariño, near the border with Ecuador. The spaniards founded the city in 1585, in an area previously occupied by “The Nation of the Pastos”. Ipiale was one of the first cities that declared its independence, and its residents fought bravely in the Battle of the Tarabita de México, one of the first skirmishes of the independence campaign.Ipiales forms an urban conurbation with Tulcán, an ecuadorian city. It has very different touristic attractions, the most famous being the Las Lajas Cathedral, an impressive architectonic work located in the middle of a cliff.